Monrovia, Indiana

Film - Documentary | February 19 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the February 16 screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at (film tickets must be purchased separately).

Following the 2016 national election, Frederick Wiseman headed to Monrovia, Indiana, to document life in small-town America. With a population of just over a thousand people, Monrovia is representative of the heartland that was key to Donald Trump’s election as president. Without stating so overtly, Wiseman’s film presents a kind of inquiry, showing us a place where Americans are mostly white, Christian, and tied to the land. Monrovia, Indiana is a time capsule of the present political moment in America as well as a lasting and beautiful film portrait of a community and a way of life., 510-642-0365